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Spanish Word of the Day: 'Tocayo'

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Spanish Word of the Day: 'Tocayo'
09:39 CEST+02:00
If you're called Juan or Pablo, you'll definitely hear someone call you their tocayo.

Tocayo means 'namesake', so when someone has the same name as you, you'd say "eres mi tocayo"!

Here are some more examples.

  • Ella es mi tocayo, ¡que guay!

       She is my namesake, that's amazing!

  • ¿Cómo te llamas? ¿Jesús? ¡Somos tocayos!

       What's your name? Jesús? Me too!

  • Tengo el mismo nombre como Ronald Reagan. Somos tocayos.

       I have the same name as Ronald Reagan. We are namesakes.

 Pronunciation:

toh-ka-yo

 

This word of the day has been contributed by LAE Madrid, the leading Spanish academy in Madrid. Accredited by the Insitituto Cervantes, it offers Spanish courses for all levels and also has Spanish classes for kids and familiesRead their blog for more Spanish!

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